Poland at the 63rd IAEA General Conference

Polish delegation attends the 63rd IAEA General Conference held from 16 to 20 September 2019 in Vienna. Our country’s representatives are: Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Environment Michał Kurtyka, acting President of the State Atomic Energy Agency Łukasz Młynarkiewicz and Director of the Nuclear Energy Department in the Ministry of Energy Tomasz Nowacki.

Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister Piotr Naimski, presented the transformation of the Polish energy sector. Implementation of nuclear energy is one of the eight pillars defined in the draft of Poland’s energy policy until 2040, he said. Poland’s energy policy until 2040 envisions constructing six nuclear bocks with total capacities of 6–9 GW by 2043. Minister Naimski emphasized that Poland chose this direction, as nuclear power plants provide stability in energy production with zero of air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions. He added that this will allow diversification of electric power generation at a reasonable cost, which will in turn ensure competitiveness of Polish economy and give the country energy security.

The annual IAEA General Conference is attended by high-ranking representatives of 171 member states. The meeting shall take stock of past year’s activities and set priorities for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy for the next 12 months.

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